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flank

1. the side of a man or animal between the ribs and the hip
2. (loosely) the outer part of the human thigh

Flank

The side of a building.

Flank

 

the right or left sides of a troop formation or deployment; also the sides of a combat, marching, or operational formation. In combat formation, the flank is more vulnerable than the front; if the enemy gains the flank, the troops become isolated from neighboring forces and communications with the rear may be cut off. For this reason, an army devotes special attention to securing its own flanks and the points at which the flanks of adjacent units meet.

flank

[flaŋk]
(civil engineering)
The outer edge of a carriageway.
(design engineering)
The end surface of a cutting tool, adjacent to the cutting edge.
The side of a screw thread.
(geology)
(vertebrate zoology)
The part of a quadruped mammal between the ribs and the pelvic girdle.

elevation

1. A drawing showing the vertical elements of a building, either exterior or interior, as a direct projection to a vertical plane.
2. The vertical distance above or below some established reference level.
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South Flank ore will contribute to an increase in WAIO's average iron grade from 61% to 62%, and the overall proportion of lump ore from 25% to approximately 35%.
Since the flank wear of cemented carbide turning inserts was dominant, it was measured every 0.1 m length of cut for the first tests.
Our case is the first of its kind where the patient presents with flank pain and hematuria which would be most commonly diagnosed as renal or ureteric colic.
The theoretical shape of the tooth flank could also be parameterized.
Further tightening ensures that the thread crest flatten out until the flanks also make metal-to-metal contact.
A 41-year-old woman presented to our emergency department (ED) with left flank pain and dysuria in March 2013.
Downing would be a threat coming in off the right while Adomah and Carayol are just as useful on either flank.
The classic triad of flank pain gross hematuria and palpable abdominal mass constitute only 6-10% cases14 15.
She complained of painless left flank bulging, which was seen on physical examination.
The Bauer oil field has had its tenth well drilled confirming the eastern flank of the field, with Bauer-10 intersecting an 11 metre oil column as prognosed.
Concerning cutting tools used in manufacturing process, the tool life is directly controlled by the constitutive material Practically the lifespan is evaluated by the measure of the flank wear.
The thread flank facing away from the screw head is radiused to improve material flow, allowing the plastic to penetrate close to the root diameter.